Committees

Committees


Much of the business of the Association is conducted through its many active Standing Committees. A list of these is below. A full description is available in the Bylaws.
 


Aerospace Human Factors Committee

The field of aerospace human factors includes a multidisciplinary approach involving behavioral, biomedical, psychosocial, physiological, and engineering factors. This committee is responsible for performing studies, sponsoring panels and seminars, and preparing reports, resolutions, and recommendations concerned with improving human factors input in the concept, design, development, test, and evaluation and operational deployment of aerospace programs and systems.
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Aerospace Safety Committee

The goal of this committee is to improve the safety of aviation activities. The committee directs its efforts to identifying and resolving specific, important aviation safety issues, national or international in scope, which represent a significant threat to the health and safety of people involved in aviation activities, either as crewmembers or passengers, through educational and regulatory processes.
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Air Transport Medicine Committee

This committee is responsible for performing studies and preparing reports, resolutions, and recommendations on biomedical aspects of air transport operations. Its efforts concentrate on the promotion of international health, safety, and care through the mechanism of collecting information, analyzing data, and recommending solutions leading to improving health and safety in air transport operations.
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arrangements Committee

The arrangements committee is responsible for specific aspects of the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The Policies and Procedures Manual describes their reporting responsibilities and details of their activities and function.
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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee obtains and reviews nominations for the various awards and honorary citations presented by the Association and makes recommendations to the Council.

Past award winners

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Bylaws Committee

This committee is a fact-finding committee on matters pertaining to the Constitution and Bylaws. It studies proposed amendments to the Bylaws referred by the Council, and make its recommendations to the Association through the Council. These are then presented through specific channels to the membership for approval at the annual business meeting.
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Communications Committee

This committee oversees the communications program of AsMA including brochures, books, and electronic media.
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Corporate and Sustaining Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for initiating programs and activities whose purposes and objectives are to increase and represent the interests of the corporate and sustaining members.
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Education and Training Committee

This committee promotes international aerospace medicine and allied disciplines through excellence in education and training conducted or cosponsored by the Association and consistent with the Association's objectives. It establishes procedures to ensure the dissemination of educational and training related information and materials to the membership; coordinate the Association's education and training needs with the Scientific Program Committee; and coordinate the Association's Continuing Medical Education (CME) role.
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Finance Committee

This committee updates and reviews the Association's financial balance sheets on an ongoing basis, provides an overview of the Association's financial position to the Council at its regular meetings, and brings forward or reviews potential new courses of financial action.
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History and Archives Committee

This committee is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and maintaining those items of historical significance which represent and depict the achievements of the Association and its members. This responsibility is exercised through historical research, commemorative presentations, and fostering the preservation of library, archival, and museum collections.
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International Activities Committee

This committee is responsible for initiation, coordination, and promotion of international scientific and technical meetings for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding in the field of aerospace medicine.
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Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for initiating programs and activities whose purposes and objectives are to increase membership in the Association and to promote public relations. This committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee and the Council in matters relating to the establishment of eligibility requirements for all classes of membership.
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Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating the elected officers and elective members of Council. The committee is composed of past presidents and representatives from constituent organizations. The report of this committee is presented orally and in writing at the opening ceremonies of the annual meeting. The vote takes place at the business meeting.
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registration Committee

The Registration Committee is responsible for specific aspects of the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The Policies and Procedures Manual describes their reporting responsibilities and details of their activities and function.

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Resolutions Committee

This committee reviews and approves all resolutions and presents them to Council for its consideration and approval prior to presenting them to the membership for vote at the annual business meeting.
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Science and Technology Committee

This committee is responsible for informing and educating the Association regarding interdisciplinary problems in the areas of systems analysis and technology utilization, as well as aeromedical, biomedical, and human factor requirements.
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Scientific program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee is responsible for specific aspects of the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The Policies and Procedures Manual describes their reporting responsibilities and details of their activities and function.
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